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Joint Asda/William Hunter Statement issued 1308 20th July 2010:

We’re pleased that William Hunter’s situation has been resolved today.

Asda has a rigorous and independent process that gives every colleague the right of appeal, heard by someone independent of the original circumstances.

Today’s independent appeal in front of a senior Asda representative re-instated William after he expressed regret for the unintentional offence caused by the words he used when speaking to customers at the store.

Asda is not a political company that ever takes sides. It works hard to foster a welcoming environment for all colleagues and customers, whatever their backgrounds.

Both Asda, William and his colleagues are now looking forward to drawing a line under what happened and getting back to the business of serving customers.

We sincerely thank customers and colleagues for their patience in the past few days.We want to acknowledge that we’ve received the emails and comments you’ve made.

Statement issued by Asda 1716 17th July 2010:

We can’t, for obvious reasons, discuss individual matters relating to a specific colleague in a public forum.

But we know that some of you have been in touch with us. We can promise that we always aim in these kind of matters to ensure every colleague has the right of appeal to someone independent of the original circumstances.

It’s a rigorous process but we believe the fairest for everyone involved in matters such as these.

Asda is not a political company that ever takes sides. We work hard to foster a welcoming environment for all colleagues and customers, whatever their backgrounds.

Posted in Press Centre on 17 July 2010